Just the previous week, Ed Skrein confirmed and announced that he was already pulling out of the "Hellboy" reboot because of issues about his role and casting. With the latest update, a report claimed that the film's production has already found a replacement for the "Deadpool" actor.
Skrein is popularly known for his role in "Deadpool" as the bad guy named Ajax then just recently, it was revealed that he will be playing Major Ben Daimio in "Hellboy" reboot. But this news caused controversy and this centered on whitewashing issue.
It was reported that the character is of mixed Asian heritage which Skrein claimed he was not aware of when he signed for the role. After this, he backed out from taking the role and a new potential replacement has been found just what the latest reports claimed.
According to a report from Game Spot, Daniel Dae Kim is already in talks to join "Hellboy" reboot for the said role. Kim also starred in ABC's hit series "Lost" as well as on CBS show "Hawaii Five-O". There is a possibility that the actor accepts the role once everything will already be settled after the controversy.
The producer of the new "Hellboy" reboot, Lionsgate calmed that the cowpony did not intend to be insensitive to issues of ethnicity and authenticity. The company even added that at that time, they were looking for someone to recast the role who is more consistent with the character in the source material.
Aside from Kim, the other actors who reportedly are cast for "Hellboy" Reboot as of this moment are Ian McShane as Professor Broom and Milla Jovovich as the villainous Blood Queen. Meanwhile, The Atlantic reported that David Harbour will still play the titular role and he just shared previously that the film will not focus more on the origin of Hellboy.
As of now, no release date for "Hellboy" Reboot has been announced yet but the film reportedly will be directed by Neil Marshall who is also behind great works like "Doomsday", "The Descent" and "Game of Thrones". Even if the film was caught in a "whitewashing" issue, the management assured that they will significantly focus on the story or the plot.